Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Missing 4-foot lizard may still be lurking around neighborhood

`It’s still not a good time to be a bird in the Compton Heights neighborhood of St. Louis.

“The lizard is on the lam,” says Shelley Donaho, whose son Zane, 17, owns the missing crocodile monitor that is presumed to be still roaming the area.

The 4-foot-long lizard, which feasts on birds and rodents, resembles a cross between an iguana and a dinosaur. Its aggressiveness is matched by sharp teeth, dangerous claws and deft climbing skills. It escaped last month from the family’s home on Russell Boulevard after breaking out of a cage.’

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